Member for Barker Tony Pasin has today visited Mount Gambier Men’s Shed to announce grant funding for health and safety training and new tools including a bandsaw.Mr Pasin said the funding helps support men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.
“Men’s Sheds all across the country – indeed the world – help men, particularly as they get older, to connect with each other and prevent social isolation and preventable health conditions.
“The Men’s Shed movement has now become one of the most powerful tools in addressing health and wellbeing, which is why I’m so pleased that the Federal Government contributes to funding.
“This funding round helps Men’s Sheds to buy tools and equipment, support community projects and training, maintain or develop their buildings, or create local activities to improve men’s health.
“The $3,500 grant will mean a lot to the Men’s Shed members and the broader community and I congratulate them on their success.”
“Men’s Sheds provide a sense of community, a safe and friendly environment where men can work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time, in company.”
“Members have an opportunity to pass their skills to others, learn new things, or just catch up regularly with other men in the community for a chat and a cup of tea,” Mr Pasin said.
This grant funding is part of the $5.1 million the Federal Government has provided to the Australian Men’s Shed Association through to 2018-19 to support the national network of Men’s Sheds.
Details of all successful grant recipients from this National Shed Development Program funding round are available at www.mensshed.org.
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